TORONTO - The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Ontario have selected Plenary Serco DES as the preferred bidder to provide driver examination services and upgrade and maintain the IT systems at all DriveTest centres across the province.
Infrastructure Ontario continues to finalize contract details, and expects to conclude negotiations with Plenary Serco DES later this spring.
Plenary Serco DES will be responsible for providing written and driving tests to individuals applying for driver's licences in all classes. The operator will also be responsible for maintaining and operating a network of testing centres and responding to customer inquiries.
Plenary Serco DES is a consortium of Plenary Group Canada Ltd (“Plenary”) and Serco DES Inc. The selection of Plenary Serco DES is the result of an open, fair and competitive procurement process that began in October 2011.
Find out more about the procurement of this project at www.infrastructureontario.ca.
Infrastructure Ontario is a crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario's alternative financing and procurement model to 83 major projects valued at approximately $38 billion, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion. Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial transactions on behalf of the province.
Paulette den Elzen
Ministry of Transportation